Choosing the right flooring for your home

November 20, 2019

The type of floor in any given room can help to define the entire character of the space, but flooring choices are about much more than simple aesthetics. The purpose of a space, the desired durability and lifetime of the floor, health concerns, humidity, and energy costs all need to be taken into account. Unfortunately, the options available to homeowners are often limited by the construction of their homes.

Homes that sit on un-insulated concrete slabs are vulnerable to heat loss roughly equivalent to leaving a window open in winter. If unaddressed, this can quickly translate to very high energy costs. By building the home on an insulated MAXRaft® slab instead, homeowners can choose from a wider range of options based on their personal needs, while also making their homes more energy efficient, and healthier to live in.

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Build a healthy home for asthma sufferers, starting with the foundation.

November 20, 2019

A lot of respiratory issues are caused by the cold and damp environments that we live in. According to recent statistics, 1 in 7 children in New Zealand have asthma and 1 in 6 people suffer from respiratory diseases.

There has been much study on the triggers for asthma sufferers and it has been proven that a properly insulated, warm, dry home greatly improves the symptoms. A warm floor is also very important for people with poor circulation, and people who are inactive for long periods of time, as well as children and babies who live closer to the floor, and the elderly who have trouble staying as warm as younger adults.

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Homeowners are demanding better insulation, starting with the foundation

October 21, 2019

A lot of respiratory and other health issues are caused by the cold and damp environments that we live in. 1 in 7 children have asthma and 1 in 6 people (over 700,000 Kiwis) have a respiratory disease, which costs the country over $6b every year.

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A healthy and sustainable home starts with the right foundation

October 17, 2019

The World Health Organisation recommends a minimum of 18°C for living areas and 16°C for bedrooms. Yet 30% of New Zealand homes being built today don’t meet these standards, causing many health issues due to cold and damp living environments.

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